North Sumatra

Iron Chef

Junior Member
Aug 21, 2015
I did a small ride in the region of Lake Toba in North Sumatra recently.
From Medan it is 4-5 hours by car to Parapat then a ferry to the village of Tuk Tuk on the island of Samosir in Lake Toba.
Tuk Tuk is just for tourists, with lots of hotels and every 2nd shop has a scooter for rent.
I got a Yamaha NMax 155 which was the biggest machine I could find and quite decent.
The area is so beautiful and the people incredible friendly.

I wrote a long report on my blog that is too much work to recreate, not commercial blog, just travel journal,

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The Bigfella

Senior Member
Staff member
Aug 15, 2012
KTM 950SER & EXC, BMW R90S & Dakar, MZ250, BSA B33, Norton 16H, Honda - 500 Fs & X, DRZs, XLs XRs CRFs CT110s etc
Great photos. Thanks for posting. I've been to Lake Toba three times and it is one of my favourite places on the planet. I'm still in contact with several of the locals that I met there. I loved riding the island... including over the top on my KTM.
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